Dear Friends,

This is a post I’ve written especially for the good folks at Hendersonville United Methodist Church. I’m so excited to share that I am now serving there full time as Director of Music and Worship.

Ivalene and I are delighted!

We recently returned from our missions trip to SOZO Festival/ Serbia and Romania.

We recently returned from our missions trip to SOZO Festival/ Serbia and Romania.

In the HFUMC September newsletter I clipped some “facts about me” from my press bio and invited folks to find out more about my story here on the blog.

Worship Changed My Life

This video is a message I shared on Wholehearted Worship at the Contemporary service in October of 2012. In it I share my story of how “worship changed my life” and my thoughts on the biblical foundations of worship. I think you’ll get a better idea of who I am and what I’m all about after watching this.

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Excerpt from the HFUMC September Newsletter

Some folks asked to know us better. So, here’s 14 facts from my “press kit” bio:

1.    Rob Still is a worship leader, songwriter, and instructor in Nashville TN.
2.    He teaches at conferences and on the international mission field
3.    Blogs at
4.    Prior to HFUMC, he was Pastor of Worship and Arts at Belmont Church, overseeing a ministry of   over  250 musicians, singers, and worship leaders.
5.    Youth Worship Pastor for 16 years
6.    Director of the Rock-n-Worship Youth Band Camp.
7.    Director of Worship for the SOZO International Music & Arts Festival in Eastern Europe for 13 years
8.    Instructor of  “Practical Theology of Worship” at the School of Worship in Timisoara, Romania for 8 years.
9.    Masters Degree in Worship Studies from the Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies.
10.    Songs featured in Worship Leader Magazine and published by EMI Christian Music Group
11.    Music CD’s include “What Words Can’t Say”, “The Forerunner”, “A Friend of John’s” (all on I-Tunes)
12.    Prior to entering the ministry, Rob owned an award winning music production company producing jingles and musical scores for companies such as Wal-Mart, Nike and hundreds of national brands.
13.    Rob’s wife, Ivalene, is a cancer survivor and they have been happily married for over 30 years. She has has a BS in Music Education, and served as Director of the Children’s School of Worship at Belmont Church and the Sozo Festival.
14.    They have two young-adult children who live in the Nashville area.


The purpose of my blog is to encourage wholehearted worship, there’s a lot of content here which I hope is helpful to you.

I often post photos of the sunrise from my deck with a devotional thought or scripture on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Contact Info:

Here’s how to get hold of me at HFUMC, Email:, or call and leave a message at 615-824-8725, ext. 1013. Stop and say hi, I’d love to get to know you if we have not met yet!


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